“Our Homes, Our Rights” on Chinese Immigrant Struggles [Video]
Set aside fifteen minutes to watch this informative docu-narrative about the struggle of working class Chinese immigrants in the face of rampant gentrification, and the resultant landlord abuse. Our Homes, Our Rights is a student film sponsored by CAAAV.org, an organization that works to “build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City.”
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The following quote pretty much sums it up, courtesy of Hyun Lee:
Real estate developers are trying to change the character of these neighborhoods. A lot of poor people are being pushed out and displaced to make way for young professionals moving into these neighborhoods.